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#3180655 - 03/01/13 06:33 PM TN elk poaching case makes news
Doskil
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http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2013/mar/01/five-plead-guilty-in-morgan-county-elk-poaching/
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#3180953 - 03/02/13 06:50 AM Re: TN elk poaching case makes news [Re: Doskil]
Buzzard Breath
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I'm glad they got caught and hit with a decent fine, but i would have thought the state court would have set restitution higher than the auction price of the last tag. Wouldn't that be the best indicator of what a bull elk is worth in TN?
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#3181043 - 03/02/13 09:00 AM Re: TN elk poaching case makes news [Re: Buzzard Breath]
tickweed
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Several messed up. Got what they deserve.
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#3181802 - 03/03/13 12:56 AM Re: TN elk poaching case makes news [Re: tickweed]
hunter0925
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I think that was just a slap on the wrist compared to what they should have gotten. Should have lost all hunting priveleges for life, lost all firearms, and a much heftier fine. IMO.
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#3181968 - 03/03/13 09:22 AM Re: TN elk poaching case makes news [Re: hunter0925]
Doskil
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By law the maximum fine for taking an elk is 2500 dollars per animnal

I think the $5,000 dollars is a replacement cost, something different

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#3184733 - 03/05/13 08:28 PM Re: TN elk poaching case makes news [Re: Doskil]
quickfire
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This happened about 1-1/2 miles from me. I know or used to know one of the poachers, he's been in trouble before for stealing, sounds like he can't play by the rules. I could have sworn I've heard bull elk here before in the distance, so I probably did.
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#3184747 - 03/05/13 08:36 PM Re: TN elk poaching case makes news [Re: quickfire]
mike243
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hunter0925 ,if you took a mans lic away for life what would stop him from having any season open when he wanted it? I know if I lost mine I wouldnt stop hunting just wouldnt be paying every year lmao,I have a lifetime lic & plan on keeping it too \:\)
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#3184850 - 03/05/13 11:23 PM Re: TN elk poaching case makes news [Re: tickweed]
PinchPoint
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 Originally Posted By: tickweed
Several messed up. Got what they deserve.
Yep!
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#3187225 - 03/08/13 08:29 AM Re: TN elk poaching case makes news [Re: PinchPoint]
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They only took the antlers and left the carcass to rot.
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#3187912 - 03/09/13 12:12 AM Re: TN elk poaching case makes news [Re: mike243]
hunter0925
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 Originally Posted By: mike243
hunter0925 ,if you took a mans lic away for life what would stop him from having any season open when he wanted it? I know if I lost mine I wouldnt stop hunting just wouldnt be paying every year lmao,I have a lifetime lic & plan on keeping it too \:\)


I just don't undestand losing your license for a year or even for five. Just like most things today you are better off breaking the law and will pay less in the long run for breaking it. I would love to be able to hunt elk in my own state but instead I am paying to go to CO and will end up with more money involved than this shmuck who did it illegaly. BTW I agree that there is not much that would stop me from hunting either!
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